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Fire engulfs, destroys Auburn warehouse; cause of blaze under investigation

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AUBURN, Wash. -- Firefighters battled a huge fire at the Monster Metal warehouse in Auburn for hours Tuesday night, Valley Regional Fire said.

Fire officials said the fire broke out Tuesday afternoon at the two-story metal warehouse at 2809 Academy Dr. SE.

The building owner said he and his dog were the only ones inside when the fire started, fire officials said. They were uninjured.

Fire officials said the warehouse was destroyed.  The cause of the fire was under investigation.

Firefighters accessing warehouse with metal saw. (Photo: Valley Regional Fire)

Firefighters accessing warehouse with metal saw. (Photo: Valley Regional Fire)

Valley Regional Fiure said it was assisted by South King Fire, Kent Fire and Mountain View Fire.